Register for a free bicycle loan

Our free bicycle loan scheme (deposit required) allows you to try out a bicycle for 4 weeks.

You can choose from standard pedal bicycles, folding bicycles and electric bicycles. 

A helmet, locks and lights are provided.  


You can register for a bike loan if you are over 18 year old and live, work or study in Camden: 

Bicycles available

Standard pedal bicycles

Our Cambridge Bobbin Brownie pedal cycles are classic Dutch-style bicycles. They have 43cm or 52cm frames and can be adjusted to fit cyclists with a body height of between 5’2” and 6’2”.

Full standard pedal bicycle details

Electric bicycles

Our Gazzelle Vento electric bikes have 46cm, 49cm or 53cm frames and can be adjusted to fit cyclists between 4’10” and 6’0.

Full electric bicycle details

Folding bicycles

Our Brompton folding bike can be more easily stored indoors and carried on public transport. It will fit cyclists between 4’10” and 6’0.

Full folding bicycle details

Collect your bike

After registering, pick up your bike on the next available date from the address below:

  • Saturday 3 November 2018: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Saturday 1 December 2018: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Saturday 12 January 2019: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Sunday 10 February 2019: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • further dates to be confirmed

Phoenix Court,
Purchese St,
Kings Cross,
NW1 1EL.

Collection details

You will need to bring photo ID and proof of address. 

We will also take a deposit for your Camden bike, to be paid by Visa or Master card. This will be credited back to your account when you return the bicycle in good condition.

We will ask you to sign a loan agreement with details of your deposit, the bike and the equipment.

One of our cycle instructors will fit your bike and helmet. 

You can take part in a short Cycle Skills assessment, or sign up for free Cycle Skills training.

Looking after your bike

Your bicycle shouldn't need any maintenance during the 4-week loan, but you may need to pump up the tyres. We can show how to do this when you collect your bicycle. 

You must always lock the bicycle when it's unattended, even just for a moment. Overnight you must keep it somewhere sheltered and secure.  

If the bicycle is stolen, you must contact the police immediately to report the theft and get a crime reference number. After you have done this, phone us as soon as possible with this information. If the bicycle gets damaged, you must stop cycling and phone us for advice about what to do next. 

At the end of the loan

At the end of the 4 weeks, you must return the Camden Bike to Phoenix Court where you collected it. The bike will be checked for damage and your deposit returned if all is well. Unfortunately, we cannot extend the loan period.

If you decide to buy a bike, our instructors can advise on the best bike for you. We also have a list of local bike shops with links to offers.